Greg Lovelady enters in his ninth season at Wright State and his seventh with the title of Associate Head Coach. On the field, Lovelady is the pitching coach and works with the catchers on a daily basis while off the field, he serves as the recruiting coordinator for the program, helping WSU to NCAA Tournaments in 2006, 2009 and 2011.
During the 2012 campaign, career win #250 came for the duo of head coach Rob Cooper and Lovelady at UIC on April 22 in the form of a 4-3 decision. The Raiders also posted the program's second-longest winning streak ever as the Raiders reeled off 14 straight victories during March and April, outscored their opponents 185-67 in the process. Also, during that stretch, WSU took home the Joe Nuxhall Classic title for the first time. Two pitchers were honored with Horizon League honors as Michael Schum was selected as the Relief Pitcher of the Year and Jordan Marker was voted to the HL's second-team.
The 2011 season saw head coach Rob Cooper record his 200th coaching victory with an 8-2 decision at home over Youngstown State on March 26. That season also saw Jake Hibberd become his fourth Horizon League Player of the Year, Michael Schum pick up his second HL Relief Pitcher of the Year and Corey Davis named the second League Newcomer of the Year under Cooper and Lovelady. Early-season wins over The Citadel and West Virginia helped catapult the Raiders to a sixth-straight 30-win season.
Ross Oeder is in his third season as an assistant coach at his alma mater after spending two seasons playing professionally in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. The infielder was an All-American standout at WSU, along with being named the first Horizon League Player of the Year in school history during the 2007, and held a career on-base percentage of .300 during his two seasons in the minor leagues.
Since joining the staff, Oeder has seen continued success on the field with the Raiders advancing to the 2011 NCAA Tournament and winning the regular-season Horizon League titles in 2010 and 2011.
One of the most decorated players in Wright State history, Oeder was drafted in the 28th round by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2008 MLB First Year Player Draft and spent his first season with the Batavia Muckdogs of the New York-Penn League. That season, he collected 40 hits, drove in eight RBI's and scored 18 runs in 48 games played for the Muckdogs. The next season, while playing with the Class A Quad City River Bandits, Oeder played in 32 games with 20 hits, 12 runs scored and five home runs. That season he walked eight times, drove in 15 RBI's, while smacking two home runs in a game on July 17.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Parker is in his third season as a volunteer assistant in 2013. He earned a bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State in 2012.
2008 First Team All-Horizon League
2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team
2008 Preseason Brooks Wallace Award Watch List
2007 Second Team ABCA All-Region
2007 First Team All-Horizon League
2006 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team